Cheap flights to Tasmania

Tasmania, also called Tas or Tassie, is an island state that is part of the Commonwealth of Australia. It is located approximately 240km south of the Australian continent. The state comprises of the main island of Tasmania and its 334 surrounding islands. The capital and largest city is Hobart. Tasmania boasts of natural treasures, uninhabited and unspoiled wilderness, bountiful wildlife, gourmet food, and wine.

What to see & do

Museum of Old and New Art: Festival Of Music and Art - MONA FOMA, or MOFO, is an annual contemporary music festival that occurs every June. The festival showcases not only live music but also other art forms including dance, theatre, visual art, and new media.

Salamanca Market - The Salamanca Market is more than just a street market held every Saturday in Salamanca Place, Hobart. The outdoor market is a major tourist attraction and is also much appreciated by locals, as it features live street music and approximately 300 stalls that offer fresh fruits, organic vegetables, coffee, pastries, clothes, arts and crafts, and more.

Zoodoo Wildlife Park - The Zoodoo Wildlife Park covers 90 hectares and is situated approximately 6km from the town of Richmond. It is one of Tasmania's largest wildlife parks, housing magnificent creatures such as Bengal Tigers and African Lions, in addition to many other native and foreign species of mammals and birds.

Barnbougle Dunes Golf Links - There is a golf course with an 18-hole championship layout set among the sand dunes overlooking Bass Strait, near the seaside village of Bridport. The course welcomes players of all abilities, and also offers on-site accommodation villas, a restaurant, and a conference facility.

Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery - QVMAG is a museum located in the city of Launceston in the north of Tasmania. The museum boasts an excellent collection of colonial art, contemporary craft and design, as well as exhibits relating to Tasmanian history and natural sciences. In addition, there is a special exhibition of a Chinese temple, a planetarium, and exhibits related to the city's industrial environment and railway workshops.

Freycinet National Park - The Freycinet National Park occupies a large part of the Freycinet Peninsula, on the east coast of Tasmania, 125km northeast of Hobart. The park is one of the oldest parks in the country, the other being the Mount Field National Park. About 49 species that are endemic to the country can be found in the park, including the Sugar Glider, Ringtail Possum, Wombats, Tasmanian Devil, and Long-nosed Potoroo.

How to get around within Tasmania

If you plan on exploring Tasmania by car, you have the option of bringing your own vehicle from the mainland via the Spirit of Tasmania ferry or rent one upon arrival. Getting around by car means visitors can travel independently and could possibly save on time, provided a map is utilised to avoid getting lost. Otherwise, there is also bus service, though services can be infrequent. Touring the island by bicycle is also a popular option.

How to get there

Hobart International Airport is the primary international airport in Tasmania. It is located in Cambridge, 17km northeast of the capital's centre. Hobart International Airport is served by the airlines Australian Air Express, Jetstar Airways, Qantas, QantasLink Skytraders, Tigerair Australia, and Virgin Australia. There are passenger flights to Tasmania from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, and Wilkins Runway.

Flights to Tasmania

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